In Immigration and the American Dream, Margaret Sands Orchowski cuts through the rhetoric, labels, political spin, myths, mantras, and misinformation and discusses the facts about immigration-past, present and future. Filled with accessible anecdotes and quotes from prominent individuals and newspapers, the book frames and defines the relevant issues, and looks at the politics behind Congressional immigration reform initiatives.
Margaret Sands Orchowski is the vice president of programs of the Woman's National Democratic Club and the Washington correspondent and columnist for the Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education.
Part 1 Part I. Background Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Introduction: Opening Pandora's Box Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Opening Pandora's Box: A Surprising History of U.S. Immigration Chapter 4 Chapter 3. The Facts:Who? Why? Where? What? How? and When? Chapter 5 Chapter 4. The Vocabulary of Immigration: Buzz Words, Framing, and Spin Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Six Mantras and Myths about Immigration: Often Heard, Rarely Questioned Part 7 Part II. The News Story Chapter 8 Chapter 6. The Issues Impacting Immigration: The Hottest Ones on the Hill, on K Street, and Around Massachusetts Avenue Chapter 9 Chapter 7. Impact of Immigration on the Host State Chapter 10 Chapter 8. Immigration Politics Part 11 Part III. Breaking News Chapter 12 Chapter 9. The Future: What's Next? Chapter 13 Chapter 10. Conclusion: "Es su pais"